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Legal Resources: Finding Legislative Info

Research Guides

News Sources

NexisUni & Proquest Congressional

Additional resources

THOMAS. Search engine for Congressional bills that have been proposed and enacted: http://thomas.loc.gov/

Statescape Bill Finder. Search engine for state legislation proposed this year: http://www.statescape.com/search/quickfinder.asp

Code of Federal Regulations (Cornell). Published in codified form.  Searchable by title and section number.  Title 42 for public health.: http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/

OMB Regulatory Review Website. Shows federal regulations now or recently under review at OMB: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eoPackageMain

State/Local Legislation

National Conference of State Legislatures – Health Tracking Documents. Maintain a number of compilations of state laws and policies regarding health issues.: For example, http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/health/2011-health-insurance-reform-state-laws.aspx concerns state laws related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

State Legislation is tracked by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. http://www.astho.org/Public-Policy/State-Health-Policy/

State Websites. Any state’s website can be found using:  www.state.2letterabbreviation.us, e.g., www.state.va.us. May redirect you to another web portal.

Congressional Quarterly (CQ)

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